Brain on LSD

Scientists have scanned the brains of people under the effects of LSD and discovered that it causes the brain to function in a less compartmentalized fashion and more like that of a baby’s.

The research team at Imperial College London explained that while our brains usually function through various independent networks that all perform separate functions (like seeing, hearing and moving), LSD seems to merge all of these networks together, causing the brain to work in a more uniform manner. The scientist who led the study Robin Carhart-Harris said that in many ways the brain under the effects of LSD the psychedelic drug resembles the state of our brains when we were infants…..free and unconstrained.

The finding were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal.

It was found that the subject who took the LSD seemed to have improvements in well-being after the side effects of the drug wore off and this discovery could lead to the use of LSD to treat psychiatric disorders.

 

 

 

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Scientists have scanned the brains of people under the effects of LSD and discovered that it causes the brain to function in a less compartmentalized fashion and more like that of a baby’s. The research team at Imperial College London explained that while our brains usually function through various independent...